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9 hours ago, Trooper74 said:

Left the bike securely locked up with a neighbour watching the house on Friday. My wife and I took the 4 children camping to Haxey Quays campsite ... 17, 11, 9 and 3.

We had  great time, the middle  two playing out with hoards of other children until midnight Friday and Saturday nights .. The youngest girls teacher came wandering past on Saturday morning with his 12 year old twin boys and his 3 year old boy triplets ... !!

I cooked sausage sandwiches for all of us as his wife had a lay in ...lol 

Over 300 people on site and not a mask to be seen ....

 

But the serious thought Jules and I had on Sunday morning ... why was the campsite completely White ..... ??

You mean it snowed?

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35 minutes ago, Joe85 said:

*Books wheelie school in June for the nice weather.*

 

Checks weather on June 19th...

 

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Are you using the guys at Finmere ?

I have been and found them good and it was fun.

Cheers

Ian

 

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Put 400 miles on the Himalayan ...

Rotherham to Aylesbury ... then Aylesbury to Rotherham. Neither route direct but via Jacks Hill Cafe on the way down. 2 sausage, fried slice and beans, cup of tea (shark fin) ... sat in a cafe .... great !!!

Spent an hour at Chiltern Railways doing sander stuff ... so fuel and brekkie were on work and a grand day out .... 😀

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Picked it up and rode it home :cool: 

 

Once home I started to fit parts :lol: 

 

New ram mount adaptor from Telferizer

 

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And also fitted my optimate lead to keep the battery charged so its always ready to go :cool: 

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On 14/06/2021 at 18:10, Joe85 said:

*Books wheelie school in June for the nice weather.*

 

Checks weather on June 19th...

 

😩

If you can wheelie in the rain you can wheelie in the dry! 538654837_s-l300(1).jpg.1f237fe2e9fc2c726b3084a8d8fc8fdc.jpg

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Ragged the titts off it. Yesterday, but still. Way prefer to it the new car which, whilst fun for a car, is less fun even than a 125.20210614_185103.thumb.jpg.fce16694351b4af40352e91fd8862c95.jpg20210614_140355.thumb.jpg.e4de9e40aa056055587e93601f652620.jpg

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10 minutes ago, geofferz said:

Ragged the titts off it. Yesterday, but still. Way prefer to it the new car which, whilst fun for a car, is less fun even than a 125.20210614_185103.thumb.jpg.fce16694351b4af40352e91fd8862c95.jpg20210614_140355.thumb.jpg.e4de9e40aa056055587e93601f652620.jpg

Geoff.  Dont take offence. 

But the cars a bit blue like.

I do like your bike though

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Put the facebook marketplace bargain Frank Thomas panniers on Ripley 🙂 £35 squids...mint with waterproof covers. Just need the straps a tad longer though as they sit too high atm. 

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6 minutes ago, gymwitch said:

Put the facebook marketplace bargain Frank Thomas panniers on Ripley 🙂 £35 squids...mint with waterproof covers. Just need the straps a tad longer though as they sit too high atm. 

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Starting to see similarities 🤭

 

Particularly numbers 1-5, 

Bennetts: best-touring-motorcycles

 

Although having said that £35 for panniers is a good price. Just watch they will chafe on the paintwork.

 

They also match in with the bike and will look good.

 

Having a touring bike with panniers the amount of time they spend carrying things is very low most of the time they are helmet stores at the shops.

However when they are used for purposes they are needed. Looks like you have best of both worlds.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, onesea said:

Starting to see similarities 🤭

 

Particularly numbers 1-5, 

Bennetts: best-touring-motorcycles

 

Although having said that £35 for panniers is a good price. Just watch they will chafe on the paintwork.

 

They also match in with the bike and will look good.

 

Having a touring bike with panniers the amount of time they spend carrying things is very low most of the time they are helmet stores at the shops.

However when they are used for purposes they are needed. Looks like you have best of both worlds.

 

 

The plan is when we do go away we will be using the panniers so it wont be often. I also carry quite a bit of gym gear around from time to time and shop from day to day.  They are well away from any paint work too as they are on the pannier racks. 

Yes i could have got a bike probably more suited for the job but this one felt a good fit and was convenient to buy along with Andys Tracer from the same place. We got quite a bit knocked off for buying 2 bikes. I did sit on the nc750x but found it too tall, having said that once i get used to this one id probably be fine with a taller bike. 

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Refitted the steering damper back on the Z500. Had a test ride round the country roads and remembered how well it used to handle on these uneven roads. note to self, "never take it off again".

 

Rearsets to cleanup and refit next.

 

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9 hours ago, gymwitch said:

Put the facebook marketplace bargain Frank Thomas panniers on Ripley 🙂 £35 squids...mint with waterproof covers. Just need the straps a tad longer though as they sit too high atm. 

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If yours not going to have a pillion, I’d say they are sitting just right. 
I wouldn’t want them any lower than that tbh. 
Looks like you will get loads I them. 

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Rode it! and killed a bird! 

 

Bloody thing flew in to the bike! 

 

Luckily no damage to the bike 

 

Sod the bird! :lol: 

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6 hours ago, Stu said:

Rode it! and killed a bird! 

 

Bloody thing flew in to the bike! 

 

Luckily no damage to the bike 

 

Sod the bird! :lol: 


Exactly. Sod the bird. 
 

I think you’d be saying the same thing if you hit a Volvo too 😂

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11 hours ago, Stu said:

Rode it! and killed a bird! 

 

Bloody thing flew in to the bike! 

 

Luckily no damage to the bike 

 

Sod the bird! :lol: 

Ouch! It's a constant fear I live in. 

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On 15/06/2021 at 22:13, NeilM said:

Geoff.  Dont take offence. 

But the cars a bit blue like.

I do like your bike though

Haha! I would not have chosen that colour myself but it was the only manual convertible for sale - they are rare. But now I love the blue! 

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2 hours ago, TimR said:

What do you expect with that huge target on the tank ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well the bird is shite then as it hit the front 🤣

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Fitted a bolt in the vacuum port of the shadow.

Cutting a long story short, I'm an eegit and removed the bolt to tune the carbs and forgot to put it back. 🤨

Now it is running properly.

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The second task was to finish the new hinges for the trailer.

Nickel platted so it won't rust,

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Then fitted onto the trailer.

From the outside you won't see much

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Inside, there is plenty space for the bolts and the cover have a good clearance :thumb: 

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I'm sure that with 2mm thickness it will take a lot to break it :)

Stress test to around 85 kg and didn't bulge :cool: 

Then press it in the vice and same result. Don't ask me how strong is the vice :P

 

It is now ready for another trip :thumb: 

 

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On 14/06/2021 at 18:10, Joe85 said:

*Books wheelie school in June for the nice weather.*

 

Checks weather on June 19th...

 

😩

Fortunately we had a break in the weather for 95% of today. 
 

Was a really good day all round and do not expect to be changing my front tyre for some years to come as a result. 👌

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6 minutes ago, Joe85 said:

Fortunately we had a break in the weather for 95% of today. 
 

Was a really good day all round and do not expect to be changing my front tyre for some years to come as a result. 👌

Which school did you use?

Glad you enjoyed it ! Any pics?

Cheers

Ian

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